Streptococcus pyogenes, health studies on cases of superbugs to see if they are spreading in Mendoza

For this reason, the governorate, like the rest of the country, It will implement a new protocol to measure the growth of cases. In everyday life, in family WhatsApp groups, such as those at school, Parents are warned against the recurrence of this diseaseEven entire families became infected with the bacteria and had to temporarily stop their usual routine.

Sore throat and fever are symptoms of the disease. Photography: Nicolas Galoia/Diario Uno.

To date, 50 serious cases of diseases caused by Streptococcus pyogenes have been recorded, and epidemiological surveillance has begun.

“In December 2022, an alert was issued In the United Kingdom due to the emergence of a more dangerous version, M1UK and M1T1 in Denmark, and they are the first to start seeing these cases and some deaths associated with the disease.” Director of Epidemiology Andrea Fallaci.

In August 2023, the Malbran Institute identified this variable that could be linked to the growth of cases.

In the face of this epidemiological scenario and without recording an outbreak of the disease in Mendoza, according to Valaski, Mendoza begins an identification and surveillance mission.

“What we are going to do now is protocol Active monitoring Be attentive to light shapes. These clones behave like Covid-19 They can be sequenced through genomic surveillance and determined whether these clones are more transmissible in the mild and severe forms“The professional explained.

The Ministry of Health called on the population to remain calm

Valachi asked residents to remain calm because doctors are trained to detect and treat tonsillitis, scarlet fever or pharyngitis.

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He explained, “Invasive diseases are those that cause severe forms and are caused by skin infections, not those that are transmitted through pharyngitis. They can be caused by a wound, and this is the most common.”

He reiterated that “all streptococci are sensitive to penicillin and can be treated easily.”


The director of epidemiology in Mendoza, Andrea Valachi, called on the population to be calm about streptococcus bacteria.

Mendoza’s director of epidemiology, Andrea Valachi, called on residents to remain calm about streptococcus bacteria.


Data on streptococci in Mendoza and Argentina

  • Mendoza recorded 50 cases of invasive infections caused by superbugs, as they have come to be called in medical circles.
  • Local statistics show that there were 11 deaths.
  • Severe forms of this condition were necrotizing fasciitis, pneumonia, meningitis, and septic shock.

To take into account

The Ministry of Health stressed that invasive infections are less frequent and rarely follow pharyngitis. Mild forms are pharyngitis and scarlet fever (red rash on the skin).

The most common symptoms are fever, headache, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, redness of the pharynx and tonsils, bad breath, and swollen lymph nodes in the neck.

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